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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Imperial Stout
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Odins Tipple was meant to be a strong beer, but we changed our minds...its still strong but we wont follow the mega strong trend. It should be possible to make great beer without the extreme alcohol potency. Odins Tipple is now approx 11% abv, itís a dark almost black beer from lots and lots of chocolate malt. Its the malt that contributes the flavor...no added coffee or anything else, Its got a great body without being old engine oil and still very drinkable due to the wild yeast we use. This beer is made with a single strain of wild yeast and the recipe is dead simple.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (22700) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2010
bottle at home ... deep black .. thin tan head ... roast malt ... little licorice ... little seaweed nose ... ligth sweet roast ... again a little licorice ... quite a lot of alcohol... rich molasis... little oil body ...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2010
In short: A tasty thick spicy chocolaty dark ale of some kind. A bad idea done well.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed a few days after purchase but already 1.5 year after brewing date!?! (bottle said brewed January 20 2009).
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head
In long: Nose is very roasted, chocolaty and a strange spiciness that Iíd describe as a cross between anise and cinnamon. Taste is chocolate cake, earth, gingerbread man, dirty wood, anise, molasses, more spices. The body is full and very thick, very very thick. The spiciness was a little over the top for me, almost like the type of hot spiciness that I associate more with Nachos chip than beer. The very lively Belgian-like carbonation helps to make that monster more drinkable than it should be. This is a daring beer. Not bad at all, but not quite my cup of tea. Supposedly Odin and Santa Claus are the same person. He was forced to take this side-line job to make ends meet because of the Asgard real estate bubble. Or so the legend says.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Bottle served in a snifter. Pours dense dark brown with a huge, rich chocolate colored head. Good retention, minimal lacing. Nearly perfect pour but the lace is a bit whimpy. Aroma is dark chocolate covered cherries, earthy peat, and charred wood. Big roasty flavor and only mildly sweet. Full body, slick-thick texture, good prickly carbonation, alcohol heat, and a chalky, bitter, coffee flavored finish. I can see why Odin digs this.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (6338) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2010
UPDATED: APR 15, 2012 Bottle: Very nice big airy dark brown head disappears quick into a brown lacing. The pour is motor oily black. Black as night. Smell is soda, liquorice, soja, chocolate, toffee, caramel, light hint of burnt coffee and malts. Taste is amazing: viscous mouthfeel and big body taste bomb: deep dark espresso, coffee, roasted/burnt malts, caramel, hops (bitter), chocolate. Deep warm, light bitter and coffee grassy aftertaste. Light above average carbo. Super beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle:   Pitch black, large frothy brown head, sticky lacing.   Amazing how thick and black this is.   Sweet roasted malt, lactose, slight campfire and peat.   Seems like a cross between a Scottish Ale and perhaps an Imperial Stout.   On the tongue it is very roasty, but also has big heaps of campfire, charred wood, peat, and lactose.   Body and mouthfeel are smooth and robust.   Not overly heavy like other Imperial Stouts.   Has a bit of a coffee aspect on the finish.   Very malty, low hop aspect, which is expected for a Norsk beer.   Sweet, roasty, loads of lactose, peat, charred wood, campfire.   This is not your average Imperial Stout.   It is much like Robust Porter crossed with an Imperial Scottish or something.   Hops are low, malts are high.   Very flavorful.   At first I thought it said Odinís Tripple... and when I poured it I thought what retard didnít do his/her homework.   It was me who needed to do the homework.   As is, very robust and flavorful beer.   Once again, proud to be Norwegian.   This is a very unique and flavorful Imperial Stout.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2010 500mL. Pours black as hell. Massive, menacing, ultra dark brown head erupts forth with very good retention and okay lace. Nose is fresh, floral, loads of tar, tobacco, molasses, massive caramel, burnt cherries and plums. Taste is rich, creamy, pretty dry like eating a spoonful of cocoa powder along with nutmeg, some numbing spices like saffron, cloves, spoonful of cinnamon. Slight pepper. Palate is dry, chalky rather than oily, slick. Numbing mouthfeel. So this is the "not strong" version? Now I want the full-on version.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Bottle with Pwn3d and jredmond. Pours a pitch black with a moderate brown head. Nose is very roasted coffee with some alcohol in it. Taste is very robust with coffee and chocolate notes and some alcohol coming through, not nearly the 11% on the bottle. Great stout.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4521) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 5, 2010
Tap at 2nd BBF. Black colour, beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, licorice, sourness. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, licorice, sour fruits. Too sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (4326) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 3, 2010
Bottle: Intensive malty, roasted malt, burnt wood, tar, dark fruits, acid, plums. Black color, almost no head. Flavor is intensive sour, lots of roasted malt, burnt oak barrels, plums, alcohols, very bury and intensive. Unusual, very intensive brew but a bit to much acid.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crusianbeer (116) - Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2010
bottle from Steins in New Orleans. been looking for this one for a while. Pours like a thick ass stout. not sure why they call it a dark norse ale... though I guess it is. he head is unlike anything I have ever seen. it stays at 1 finger the entire hour I drink it. lacing is off the chart. Smells and tastes like carbonated coffee. Worth the wait I have been putting in. I wish I had bought more. ends with a very bitter finish. Overall, nice. I want more, but only bought 1.


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